Our 9th Beneteau yacht rally finished in a good mood with lots of laughs and with positive challenge between the crews to win the next annual 10th edition of BYR.
Rally started from Trogir and the first leg finished in Stari grad on the island of Hvar. In a light SE wind conditions best results was achived by our Belgium crew on Oceanis 50 „Moana“ , with two brothers Brusselaers on First 36.7 „Desire“ and Slovenian crew on Oceanis 45 „Stoncica II“ closely following.
Evening finished with the bit of rain and with the fish menu in a restoran „Pineta“.
Second leg from Stari grad to Vis was very interesting with rain in the morning and almost no wind at the start of rally. The crews were already planning their moves where is the best to start the engine and suddenly nice 10 – 15 knots of SE wind (Jugo) started to blow. In the end best results were done by Japanese crew on Oceanis 45 „Fresh emotion“ and Oceanis 50 „Moana“ with Oceanis 45 „Stončica“ closely following.
After arriving in Vis with had a little trip to the other side of island to a little town Komiza where we visited fisherman’s museum which is basicly situated in a old fortress which served as the defence from the pirates in the past.
At the end of the evening we went to Roki´s place where we had famous dalmatian ˝peka˝ in both meat and octopus combinations with the excelent choice of wines.
Third and final leg from Vis to Trogir again started with a bit of rain and more or less constant SE wind. All the crews were maximally concentrated on sailing and we had probably the best sailing results with four boats finished in first place with maximum amount of points. („Moana“, „Desire“ and two Oc45 „Stoncica“ and „Fresh emotion“)
In Trogir we had a tour of the city with the profesional tourist guide.
in the end of the evening we concluded this year’s rally with the winning ceremony in a restoran inside the marina with the Oceanis 50 „Moana“ in the first place. Second place was occupated by two boats Oceanis 45 „Stončica II“ and First 36.7 „Desire“ with Oceanis 45 „Fresh emotion“ closely following in the fourth place.
Rally finished with the award ceremony with lot of smiling faces so we are looking foward to welcome You on the next 10th annual Beneteau yacht rally.
Yours Ultra sailing team